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Purchasing Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of purchasing managers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of purchasing managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The purchasing managers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Purchasing Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,630
25th Percentile Wage
$86,670
50th Percentile Wage
$115,760
75th Percentile Wage
$146,780
90th Percentile Wage
$182,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for purchasing managers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) purchasing managers is $182,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $115,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $66,630. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 174% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of purchasing managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$115,760
3.60% 13.47%
2016
$111,590
3.11% -
2015
$108,120
1.88% -
2014
$106,090
2.18% -
2013
$103,780
3.48% -
2012
$100,170
- -

Table 2. Purchasing Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of purchasing managers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for purchasing managers occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $133,880. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $82,890).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$133,880
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$129,990
Finance and Insurance
$127,630
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$126,490
Mining
$123,640
Federal, State, and Local Government
$123,220
Utilities
$122,920
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$112,560
Transportation and Warehousing
$110,200
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$110,110
Construction
$109,350
Manufacturing
$108,940
Wholesale Trade
$105,680
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$104,590
Retail Trade
$104,410
Health Care and Social Assistance
$100,420
Educational Services
$96,340
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$94,300
Accommodation and Food Services
$82,890

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Purchasing Managers by States

From the above tables we note that not only purchasing managers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of purchasing managers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $42,770 to $147,450. The highest paying state for purchasing managers is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $147,450. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $42,770. For more salary information of purchasing managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$147,450
District of Columbia
$134,420
Maryland
$134,420
Delaware
$133,880
Virginia
$130,240
Colorado
$129,990
Missouri
$129,890
New York
$129,050
California
$126,460
Washington
$124,500
Rhode Island
$123,950
Texas
$123,550
Massachusetts
$119,150
Connecticut
$119,080
West Virginia
$118,930
Pennsylvania
$118,910
South Dakota
$116,430
New Hampshire
$114,250
Ohio
$113,990
Georgia
$112,650
Alaska
$111,850
North Dakota
$111,570
Alabama
$110,760
New Mexico
$110,210
North Carolina
$109,070
Michigan
$108,580
Minnesota
$107,790
Kentucky
$107,780
Wyoming
$106,330
Florida
$105,990
Illinois
$102,890
Oregon
$100,320
Maine
$100,050
Hawaii
$99,970
South Carolina
$98,850
Nebraska
$98,430
Nevada
$97,400
Wisconsin
$97,060
Vermont
$96,840
Arizona
$96,140
Kansas
$95,910
Montana
$95,120
Utah
$94,790
Indiana
$94,680
Arkansas
$93,070
Iowa
$91,190
Oklahoma
$88,130
Tennessee
$87,820
Virgin Islands
$81,470
Idaho
$80,770
Louisiana
$79,090
Mississippi
$78,720
Puerto Rico
$67,530
Guam
$42,770



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